March 23, 2009

Awards & Challenges

First off, let me say thanks to Jenn over at Frugal Front Porch for giving me this Sisterhood award!

Part of me wants to be a good little blogger and pass it along like the directions say. But the other part is afraid of hurting someone's feelings. I'm supposed to pick out 10 peeps - only I have 9 followers and a handful of loyal readers that aren't followers, so how would I choose?

You guys all give such great encouragement to me that I want to give the award for great attitude/gratitute to you all! Hopefully this is one of those times that God thinks rebellion is okay...

Not to scared about this weeks Challenge over at the Diaper Diaries. We're both pretty much aware of our strengths and weaknesses, but I'll start "the talk" any way.

Looking forward to my first full challenge over at the Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans. I have my wellness assessment today, and am hoping to have seen enough progress these past 3 months to not get discouraged.

God reminded me this morning that its no so much about getting His temple perfect. He doesn't care what color the draps are or if the aisle are a little wider than they should be. He does care that the structure is properly maintained so that the temple doesn't start to deteriorate faster than it should. Mostly though, He just wants the focus of the temple to point to Him, rather than be distracted.

Although I can't help but wish the aisles were a size 6 instead of an 8...

A challenge that my real-life friends and I have made for ourselves is to run a 5K in May. We started training a little late (we had to jump to week 3's program rather than start with week 1), but since we've been doing other forms of exercise I think we were okay to jump ahead.

My knee has been hurting - but with the combo of bad genes and worn out running shoes that was bound to happen. I've got my new shoes set to go for this week and I'm looking forward to it.

Also, did you know that when you're a size 32 its easy to find sports bras on the clearance rack? Apparently I'm the only person this small that thinks a sports bra is necessary.


  1. Good for you on the 5k - it's good to have a goal to get ready for. Provides lots of motivation. Congrats on your award too!

  2. 5k's are fun! Doing it was a friend makes it all the better! Congrats on the award too! :-)

  3. Wow, a 5k??? I went walking on the track yesterday afternoon, and I ran half the length of it...and got exhausted. I am SO out of shape. I'm so excited for you, though; that sounds awesome!

  4. Haha! I can't find a sports bra that gives me enough support but doesn't feel like a freaking corset! I need to breath while I'm running!

    I ran 3.3 miles yesterday as part of my 10k training plan. I thought of you and your first 5k:)

    ~ Katie

  5. Congrats on the award. I can never pass them on for the same reason. Good for you for planning the 5K too!

  6. a 5k that is sooo awesome...I'm glad to hear you have some new shoes that will make all the difference...seriously the same thing happened to me with my knees the shoes really helped!

    m :)


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